Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Employee at Retirement Home

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BURBANK (CNS) - A man who police said was fired from his job at a retirement home in Burbank is set to be arraigned next month on a charge that he killed an employee at the facility.

Paul Lawrence Dunbar Haney IV, 27, of San Fernando, is due in a Pasadena courtroom Sept. 2 for arraignment on the murder charge, which includes an allegation that he personally used a knife during the attack last Friday.

Authorities have not released the name of the 27-year-old woman who was stabbed at Burbank Retirement Villa West, 1911 Grismer Ave., near North Glenoaks Boulevard.

“There is no indication that this is a random act of violence,'' Burbank police said in a statement announcing Haney's arrest. “The suspect and victim knew each other. The suspect had been recently terminated from the business.''

The woman was stabbed in the neck and arms and was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Burbank police said.

Responding police officers saw a man matching the suspect's description running from the area while armed with a knife, and detained him, according to police, who said witnesses identified him as the person involved in the stabbing.

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